Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Application Development Guide

Understanding and Running the Sample Application

This section discusses the WSS sample application. This sample application is installed on your system only if you installed the J2EE 1.4 samples. If you have not installed these samples, see To Set Up the Sample Application.

The objective of this sample application is to demonstrate how a web service can be secured with WSS. The web service in the xms example is a simple web service implemented using a Java EE EJB endpoint and a web service endpoint implemented using a servlet. In this example, a service endpoint interface is defined with one operation, sayHello, which takes a string then sends a response with Hello prefixed to the given string. You can view the WSDL file for the service endpoint interface at app-dir/xms-ejb/src/conf/HelloWorld.wsdl, where app-dir is defined in To Set Up the Sample Application.

In this application, the client looks up the service using the JNDI name java:comp/env/service/HelloWorld and gets the port information using a static stub to invoke the operation using a given name. For the name Duke, the client gets the response Hello Duke!

This example shows how to use message security for web services at the GlassFish Server level. For information about using message security at the application level, see Application-Specific Message Protection. The WSS message security mechanisms implement message-level authentication (for example, XML digital signature and encryption) of SOAP web services invocations using the X.509 and username/password profiles of the OASIS WS-Security standard, which can be viewed from the following URL:

This section includes the following topics:

ProcedureTo Set Up the Sample Application

Before You Begin

To have access to this sample application, you must have previously installed the J2EE 1.4 samples. If the samples are not installed, follow the steps in the following section.

After you follow these steps, the sample application is located in the directory as-install/j2ee14-samples/samples/webservices/security/ejb/apps/xms/ or in a directory of your choice. For easy reference throughout the rest of this section, this directory is referred to as simply app-dir.

  1. Go to the J2EE 1.4 download URL in your browser.

  2. Click on the Download button for the Samples Bundle.

  3. Click on Accept License Agreement.

  4. Click on the J2EE SDK Samples link.

  5. Choose a location for the file.

    Saving the file to as-install is recommended.

  6. Unzip the file.

    Unzipping to the as-install/j2ee14–samples directory is recommended. For example, you can use the following command.

    unzip -d j2ee14-samples

ProcedureTo Run the Sample Application

  1. Make sure that the GlassFish Server is running.

    Message security providers are set up when the Ant targets are run, so you do not need to configure these on the GlassFish Server prior to running this example.

  2. If you are not running HTTP on the default port of 8080, change the WSDL file for the example to reflect the change, and change the file to reflect the change as well.

    The WSDL file for this example is located at app-dir/xms-ejb/src/conf/HelloWorld.wsdl. The port number is in the following section:

    <service name="HelloWorld">
      <port name="HelloIFPort" binding="tns:HelloIFBinding">
        <soap:address location="http://localhost:8080/service/HelloWorld"/>

    Verify that the properties in the as-install/samples/ file are set properly for your installation and environment. If you need a more detailed description of this file, refer to the “Configuration” section for the web services security applications at as-install/j2ee14–samples/samples/webservices/security/docs/common.html#Logging.

  3. Change to the app-dir directory.

  4. Run the following Ant targets to compile, deploy, and run the example application:

    1. To compile samples:


    2. To deploy samples:

      ant deploy

    3. To run samples:

      ant run

    If the sample has compiled and deployed properly, you see the following response on your screen after the application has run:

    run:[echo] Running the xms program:[exec] Established message level security : Hello Duke!

  5. To undeploy the sample, run the following Ant target:

    ant undeploy

    All of the web services security examples use the same web service name (HelloWorld) and web service ports. These examples show only the differences necessary for protecting web services using various mechanisms. Make sure to undeploy an application when you have completed running it. If you do not, you receive an Already in Use error and deployment failures when you try to deploy another web services example application.